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Zak Failla

Urgent News Reporter zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Zak! worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. A graduate of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication, he a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Ex-Schools Director Indicted For Bribery In White Plains

    Ex-Schools Director Indicted For Bribery In White Plains

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- John Gallagher Jr., the former New Rochelle Schools Director who was embroiled in a four-year corruption scheme, was arraigned in White Plains Court on an indictment for bribery on Wednesday.Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon Kim announced the arrest and indictment of Gallagher for alleged corruption in public contracting ...

  2. Suspect Nabbed In Fatal Westchester Shooting

    Suspect Nabbed In Fatal Westchester Shooting

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - An arrest has been made in connection to Monday morning’s fatal shooting that left a 24-year-old man dead in Mount Vernon.At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Monday, members of the Mount Vernon Police Department were dispatched to a Washington Street residence, where there were reports of a man who had suffered apparent gunshot wounds after being shot in his ...

  3. Pols Propose Fence Around Mount Pleasant RTC After Assaults

    Pols Propose Fence Around Mount Pleasant RTC After Assaults

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Local officials have reportedly proposed installing fences around Westchester County Residential Treatment Centers following several incidents involving residents in Mount Pleasant.
Last week, Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi was joined by Police Chief Paul Oliva and Sgt. Marty Greenberg in meetings with New York State Sen. Terrence Murphy ...

  4. Info Released After Man Struck, Killed By Train At Hartsdale Station

    Info Released After Man Struck, Killed By Train At Hartsdale Station

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Additional information has been released after a man was fatally struck by a train near the Metro-North station in Hartsdale on Sunday in an apparent suicide.At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, an unauthorized man on the tracks was struck by a northbound train operating on the Harlem Line. Train service was temporarily delayed by as much as a half ...

  5. Motorist Cited After Driving Into Stone Wall In Bronxville

    Motorist Cited After Driving Into Stone Wall In Bronxville

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police in Bronxville were able to track down a motorist from Yonkers after he drove through an intersection and struck a stone wall, causing “extensive damage” to a local building, according to police.At approximately 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday, police were dispatched to Alden Place after multiple reports of a vehicle that had been driven straight through the ...

  6. Man Sentenced For Parking Lot Assault, Attempted Rape In White Plains

    Man Sentenced For Parking Lot Assault, Attempted Rape In White Plains

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 33-year-old Westchester County man has been sentenced to time in state prison and must register as a sex offender after being found guilty of attempted rape and assault following an attack of his ex-girlfriend in an isolated parking lot in White Plains.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino Jr. announced on Tuesday that Greenburgh resident ...

  7. Driver Arrested For DWI After Allegedly Drinking At White Plains Bar

    Driver Arrested For DWI After Allegedly Drinking At White Plains Bar

    A 33-year-old driver who was stopped by police in Scarsdale for a non-functioning headlight is facing misdemeanor charges after being busted driving with a blood alcohol content nearly double the legal limit over the weekend.Shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday morning, police conducting standard traffic enforcement on Post Road spotted a Mercedes-Benz traveling on the roadway with a broken ...

  8. Police In Westchester Use Technology To 'Ping' Stolen Phone, Track Robbers

    Police In Westchester Use Technology To 'Ping' Stolen Phone, Track Robbers

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police in Westchester County were able to “ping” a stolen cellphone to track down a group of reported robbers over the weekend.Shortly before 5:30 a.m. on Monday morning, members of the Mount Vernon Police Department were dispatched to South 10th Avenue when they received reports of a stolen cell phone that was being used in the city.According to officials, ...

  9. White Plains Man, 21, Had BAC Nearly Double Legal Limit, Police Say

    White Plains Man, 21, Had BAC Nearly Double Legal Limit, Police Say

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A Post Road traffic stop in Scarsdale led to an overnight arrest of a White Plains man when police determined that he was driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content nearly twice the legal limit in the village.At approximately 1:45 a.m. on Monday morning, officers conducting traffic control on Post Road spotted a Honda CRV traveling “at a high rate of speed” ...

  10. Man Makes ATM Withdrawals With Fake Debit Cards, Scarsdale Police Say

    Man Makes ATM Withdrawals With Fake Debit Cards, Scarsdale Police Say

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A man who is suspected to have been connected to a series of recent reports of counterfeit ATM withdrawals was arrested by Scarsdale Police.At approximately 2:55 p.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to Webster Bank locations on East Parkway and Popham Road, where there were reports of two men attempting ATM withdrawals with counterfeit debit cards.One of the ...

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